Wednesday, April 22, 2015

"Stars of Project Runway" At Austin Fashion Week

Photo: Anthony Ryan Auld's Twitter
Gunnar Deatherage, Michelle Lesniak, Amanda Valentine, Jeffrey Sebelia, Melissa Fleis, Anthony Ryan Auld, Daniel Esquivel, Korto Momolu and Samantha Plasencia all showed their latest designs last week in Austin.

Click here to see Gunnar's Collection.

Click here to see Michelle's Collection. 

Click here to see Amanda's Collection.

Click here to see Jeffrey's "La Miniatura" Collection.

Click here to see Melissa's Collection.

Click here to see Anthony Ryan's Collection.

Click here to see Daniel's Collection.

Click here to see Korto's Collection.

Click here to see Samantha's Collection. 

BPR's own Frank Hui attended Samantha's show and sends this report:

Photo: Elrick
 Closing night Saturday, Samantha Plascencia show a moderate size collection. About 12 pieces or so. She moved to Austin last year from San Antonio and she's been happy about the move so far. She was friendly, calm and and very organized in her prep. She had 5 other people on her team. She seemed very happy to be at this event. 
Her collection went for an industrial grudge feel and included a couple of looks for men. It was a generally dark palette with an occasional pop of red. The looks had a very relaxed feel, aimed at a younger demographic but there were subtle touches to elevate it. Some atypical soft fabrications and hand beading. Her runway added to the diversity of designers being featured. It was almost all austin locals (including Rick Gonyo) and a great mix of styles including street, sportswear, formal, men's suit porn and deconstructed/avant garde collections.
Click here for behind-the-scenes photos from Rick Gonyo.
Thank you to Frank and Rick!